Graduate Certificate in Instructional Systems Technology


Overview

This 18-credit hour graduate certificate program prepares instructional design professionals to create, analyze, use, integrate, implement, assess, evaluate and manage instructional and performance solutions. When students graduate they hold instructional design and technology positions in education (P-12 and higher education), corporate, government, or military organizations. The program develops professionals who are solidly grounded in instructional technology foundations, principles, theories, applications, and current trends and provides opportunities for them to integrate different forms of technology to enhance teaching and learning.


Curriculum

The program has three concentrations:

School Specialist

This concentration is for those who work in the P-12 system and who already hold either an “A” or “G” level teaching license from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (or from another state) for the new Masters/Advanced “M” license in Instructional Technology Specialists

Training and Development

This concentration is for the instructional technology personnel who wish to do training and development in corporate, higher education, government and military.

Online Learning and Teaching

This concentration is for those interested in designing, developing, or managing online learning and teaching.

Course Requirements (18 hours)

School Specialist Concentration

Training and Development Concentration

Online Learning and Teaching Concentration

EIST 5100 Technology Integration in Education (3) EIST 6100  Foundations of Instructional Systems Technology (3) EIST 6100  Foundations of Instructional Systems Technology (3)
EIST 6135 Learning, Media, Resources, and Technology (3) EIST 6110  Instructional Design (3) EIST 6110  Instructional Design (3)
EIST 6100 Foundations of Instructional Systems Technology (3) EIST 6130  Instructional Multimedia Development (3) EIST 6130  Instructional Multimedia Development (3)
EIST 6110 Instructional Design (3) EIST 6170 Human Performance Technology (3) EIST 6150 Design, Development, and Evaluation of Online Learning Systems (3)
EIST 6120 Current Trends in Instructional System Technology (3) EIST 6160 Designing Learning Systems with Simulation and Game Technology (3) EIST 6101  Learning Principles in Instructional Systems Technology (3)
EIST 6130 Instructional Multimedia Development (3) EIST 6120  Current Trends in Instructional System Technology (3) EIST 6120  Current Trends in Instructional System Technology (3)

See the Graduate Catalog for course descriptions.

079 License –School system personnel who currently hold a valid “A” or “M” level teaching license are eligible to earn the Special Endorsement in Computer Education (079) by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction under the School Specialist concentration.

Non-K-12 personnel who wish to work in the area of training and development in corporate settings, elearning and online learning in higher education, and also managing instructional projects in military and other settings can benefit from this certificate.   These professionals in training and development would receive the Graduate Certificate only (i.e., without the Special Endorsement in Computer Education by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction).

Program Completion Sequence

 

School Specialist

Training and Development

Online Learning and Teaching

Fall Year 1

EIST 6100  Foundations in Instructional Systems Technology (3)

EIST 6100  Foundations in Instructional Systems Technology (3)

EIST 6100  Foundations in Instructional Systems Technology (3)

Fall Year 1

EIST 5100 Technology Integration in Education

EIST 6170 Human Performance Technology (3)

EIST 6101 Learning Principles in IST (3)

Summer

EIST 6120 Current Trends in Instructional System Technology (3)

EIST 6120 Current Trends in Instructional System Technology (3)

EIST 6120 Current Trends in Instructional System Technology (3)

Spring - Year 1

EIST 6110  Instructional Design (3)

EIST 6110  Instructional Design (3)

EIST 6110  Instructional Design (3)

Spring - Year 1

EIST 6135 Learning, Media, Resources, and Technology (3)

EIST 6160 Designing Learning Systems with Simulation and Game Technology (3)

EIST 6150 Design, Development, and Evaluation of Online Learning Systems (3)

Fall - Year 2

EIST 6130 Instructional Multimedia Development (3)

EIST 6130 Instructional Multimedia Development (3)

EIST 6130 Instructional Multimedia Development (3)


Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements

Do you live outside of the State of North Carolina?

Admission applications are completed online through UNC Charlotte’s Graduate School's Online Application.

The admission process is competitive and determined by the following, application components:

  1. B.A. or B.S. degree in an appropriate field of study from a regionally accredited institution
  2. Official Transcripts
  3. Three letters of recommendation from professionals who are able to judge the quality of the applicant as a future student in this program
  4. Statement of Purpose of no more than 750 words in 12-point font and double-spaced, written definitively, coherently, and incorporating thoughtful expression in response to:
    • How will this program help you to achieve your professional goals?
    • What skills and knowledge do you hope to acquire and develop as a result of this program?
    • Characterize what you would contribute to the collective learning experiences of your fellow students.
    • Develop your narrative so that it clearly responds to the prompts and provides the reader with definitive, coherent, and thoughtful expression.
  5. For those seeking the 079 endorsement the following additional documents are required:
    • A valid North Carolina teachers license
    • A minimum of 2 to 3 years teaching or other professional experience

Orientation

New DE program students will receive an email with instructions for enrolling in an online orientation. The DE Student Guide is also available to aid in your preparation and throughout your program. Topics in the Guide include:

  • Student Computing and the Technical Orientation (includes using Moodle and Saba Meeting; and technical specifications for your computer system)
  • Course Registration and Textbooks
  • Tuition
  • Student Services